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Focus (2014)
Production year: 
January, 2014
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British national based in France since 1994.

Film director: 
Simon Welch
Simon Welch
Simon Welch
Simon Welch
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Simon Welch
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Simon Welch
Film synopsis: 
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pierre, a retired French miner, who lives surrounded by birds and&nbsp;various&nbsp;domestic pets, describes how his life has been blighted by&nbsp;supernatural&nbsp;events. References made to ghosts parallel sequences showing industrial&nbsp;remains&nbsp;that have been preserved as memorials in the northern French landscape,&nbsp;thus&nbsp;representing traces of a recent but nonetheless bygone age.&nbsp;&nbsp;The title of the film relates both to cinematic&nbsp;technique&nbsp;and poltergeist activity.&nbsp;Images of St Barbara, the patron saint of miners, refer to&nbsp;the&nbsp;religious and superstitious beliefs of men employed in dangerous conditions. The&nbsp;presence&nbsp;of caged birds recalls the use of canaries as warning systems in&nbsp;mines&nbsp;and&nbsp;corresponds to the fact that, wherever he goes, Pierre cannot escape&nbsp;forces&nbsp;(whether&nbsp;real or imaginary, psychological&nbsp;or&nbsp;socio-economic) that are not bound&nbsp;by&nbsp;geographical and physical constraints. &nbsp;</p>
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Under $10 000
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"6th Cairo Video Festival", Egypt, Nov 2014. "Breaking the Fourth Wall" exhibition at Byron cinema, Hucknall, Nottingham, UK, Nov 2014. "Short Round", film screening, Stratford-Upon-Avon Picture House, UK, November 2014. "Reel/Unreal" exhibition at Project Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Sept 2014. "Filmideo 2014" film screening at Index Art Center, Newark, USA, Sept 2014. "11:11" video screening at Kitchen Space, Chicago, USA, Sept 2014. 9th Urban Explorers Festival, Dordrecht, Holland, June 2014. "10th Cologne Off Artvideo Festival 2014" curated programme screening at : "Videoart Festival Miden", Kalamata Greece, July 2014; "Syracuse International Film and Media Festival", Syracuse, Italy Aug 2014 ; "Waterpieces Video & Art Festival", Riga, Latvia, Aug 2015 ; "MIVA International Videoart Festival", Quito, Peru, Aug 2014 ; Institut fuer Alles Mögliche Berlin, Germany, Sept 2014 ; "Damen und Herren" e.V. Düsseldorf, Germany, Sept 2014 ; Onomato e.V. Düsseldorf, Gerrmany, Sept 2014 ; Proyector International Videoart Festival, Spain, Sept 2014 ; "Athens International Videoart Festival", Greece, Oct 2014 ; "VideoBabel - International Audiovisual Festival Cuzco, Peru, Oct 2014 ; "EuroShorts Film Festival Gdansk", Poland, Nov 2014 ; "Euro Shorts Film Festival Warsaw", Poland, Nov 2014 ; Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles, USA, Dec 2014.

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